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Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

I really don’t know what my problem is today… I think I have too much to do and not enough time to do it so I am basically just flitting all over the place getting nothing done. It’s awesommmmme.

Not.

I keep seeing those Lumosity commercials when I’m at the gym. You know the ones all about how they can improve your brain function and memory and attention span and all sorts of other brainy-type stuff just by playing games? I think I might need that.

Does that crazy mess even work? If you have tried it I need all the details. Because I really am not very good at games. If it’s anything like Mario Kart I am totally out. But if it’s like Tetris we might have a winner! I beat Tetris like a champ. It is the only time I have ever beat Chad at a game (we had a score battle going) in the history of our relationship. I can’t even beat Chad on the Wii dance games if that tells you anything.

Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter BrowniesThriller you guys.

So anyway. The games. Is it possible that Candy Crusher is improving my brain function? I’m gonna go ahead and say no (and also blame Chad for that one, too). And this Luminosity thing. Will it make me stop losing my sunglasses on top of my head? Or stashing 40,000 pieces of paper inside my purse so that every time I am at a cash register I feel like that losery lady that holds up the line while still writing checks (fyi: I do not do that but I got stuck behind a lady in line the other day at Michael’s that was writing a check for like $15 and it felt like 1987 forreal)? Will it let me write a whole post without navigating away from the page 65743 times or make it so I can go to the grocery store without forgetting the one thing i needed to buy until I get home and have to go back again [BROWN SUGAR!!!].

These brownies do all those things!!!

Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

Just kidding.

But they will make you dance like Michael Jackson (P.S. If that actually happens will you please come over here and show Chad what’s up? I need to knock his dance ego down a few pegs).

Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies
 
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Chewy milk chocolate brownies loaded with peanut butter chips and then dotted with a peanut butter cream cheese swirl.
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Serves: 15 brownies
Ingredients
  • For the Brownies:
  • 1½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 12 tablespoons butter
  • 1 (11 ounce) package Nestle Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Chips
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • For the Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Swirls:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Butter a 9 X 13 baking dish. Line it with parchment paper, and then butter the parchment. This insures easy brownie removal! You can just lift the whole thing out of the pan.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan. When the butter has melted, stir in the whole bag of chocolate and peanut butter chips. Melt them over medium heat stirring occasionally. The mixture will be sort of clump until is melts down-- it's fine.
  4. While the chips melt, whisk together the eggs and sugar in a large bowl until they are frothy.
  5. Once the chips have melted, remove from the heat (let them cool just slightly) and add them to the egg mixture about a half cup at a time (this tempers the egg and keeps it from curdling or scrambling), whisking between each addition.
  6. Stir in the vanilla.
  7. Dump in the flour mixture and stir until just combined Scrape the batter into the prepared pan.
  8. For the Peanut Butter Swirl, beat the cream cheese, peanut butter, egg yolk, and sugar together until smooth. Drop the mixture by the tablespoon across the top of the brownie batter and then use a butter knife to swirl it across and around.
  9. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes and let cool completely before removing to cut and serve.

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Averie @ Averie Cooks

Saturday 31st of August 2013

The whole Michael's/check story. Classic. I had some girl ahead of me at 6pm on a Friday of a holiday weekend yesterday flirting her butt off with the checker at TJs. He was gay. I guess she didn't clue into that. I was like can you please pay for you bottle of wine and 2 bananas and move it along honey. He's not that into you :)

These brownies on the other hand I am so into. Pb chips. Brown sugar. Gooey factor. Chocolate. Sign me up!!!

Heather

Sunday 1st of September 2013

Hahahhaa your story is hilarious. Some people really don't have a clue. Hurray for brownies!!! I hope your weekend is going great Averie!!

Sandra - The Foodie Affair

Friday 30th of August 2013

Two of my favorite combinations - the fantastic duo peanut butter and chocolate! Another yummy one, Heather!

Maybe sleep, sound sleep before lumosity! If that doesn't work, more coffee is in order!

Heather

Saturday 31st of August 2013

Always more coffee.

tanya

Thursday 29th of August 2013

Hahhaha! I forget things all the time! But I blame my kids. If I actually have to take them shopping with me, then I know I'll be back the next day picking up things I forgot! These are spectacular Heather! They make me want to moon walk!

Heather

Thursday 29th of August 2013

Hahaha I wish I could moon walk. I'd probably fall down but I would give it a try if more of these brownies would appear. I don't think any games can save me from my scatterbrained self, but at least I usually remember to turn off the stove (or I drive back home in a fit of paranoia to check it).

Peggy Campbell

Thursday 29th of August 2013

Lumosity in the house. Jury still out. These brownies look fantastic. Dangerous for me!

Heather

Thursday 29th of August 2013

Thanks!

Carine

Wednesday 28th of August 2013

Lumosity has some free games available to non-subscribers if you want to try them ;-) The brownies looks good! I'm sure they're good for our brain too :-)

Heather

Thursday 29th of August 2013

So have you tried it? I'm totally skeptical. But also I am super scatter-brained so maybe it will help me! Thanks Carine!